6 Aug 2015

Indigenous and Pacific Experiences in the First World War

From Sunday Morning, 4:10 pm on 6 August 2015

World War Maori soldiers performing a haka Egypt
J M, fl 1915. World War 1 Maori soldiers performing a haka, Egypt - Photograph taken by J M. Price, William Archer, 1866-1948 :Collection of post card negatives. Ref: 1/2-000580-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Wallace hosts a panel to explore the experiences of indigenous and Pacific soldiers in the First World War: how and why they got involved in the war; their experience of conflict overseas, and; how Maori, Pacific, and Aboriginal servicemen were treated on their return home.

Dr Monty Soutar is the senior historian for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Dr Damon Salesa is the Associate Professor of Pacific Studies at Auckland University, and Gary Oakley is the Indigenous Liaison Officer at the Australian War Memorial.